Yield Crowd Team

A look at our key persons

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Amariah Olson

Co-founder

Amariah has over 20 years’ experience in startup and business managing, project development and financing. He has been making investments in various types of real estate assets since 2012. Amariah is responsible for debt financing, diligence, and property underwriting. has completed in excess of twenty real estate investments totaling over $80 million in transactions, including a portfolio of single-family rental homes (93 units), a portfolio of 10 townhomes, a commercial office building, two apartment complexes (231 units), and two Car washes in cities in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Prior to investing, he was an Emmy winning film producer, and Television commercial director for national US clients.

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Obin Olson

Co-Founder

Obin has over two decades experience in running teams and project development. He has been responsible for oversight on multi-million dollar renovations on value-add properties including single family rental properties, office buildings, hundreds of apartment units, film and TV productions. Prior, he was a national champion in mountain bike racing and Emmy winning film director.

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Mark Newell

VP - Operations

Mark is a Real Estate Veteran with over 23 years in the industry. Over his career he has participated in real estate transactions throughout 13 states in the US, South America and the Caribbean and closed over $400m in real estate transactions. His vast experience in all aspects of Real Estate provides added value to the team. He attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and today lives with his wife in Southern California.

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JAPHIA OLSON

Chief Architect

Software engineer, with nearly 20 years experience developing software products end-to-end.
Full-stack engineer and product designer, currently focusing on Python, Django, Flask/fastAPI, PostgreSQL, es6/VueJS, and Dart/Flutter. With additional past experience in C#/Xamarin and Java
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MARK DENNY

Outsourced Real Estate Attorney

  1.  B.S.B.A. from Western Carolina University in Business Law & Administration and Accounting (Double Majored), 1993

  2. • J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1997

  3. • Vice President of Commercial Mortgage Back Securities at Wachovia Corporation (2003-2006)

  4. • Worked with other firms such as: Alston & Bird, LLP, Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP, and Winston & Strawn, LLP

  5. • Mark loves traveling, experiencing new cultures, and spending time with his children.

  6. • Mark has over 22 years of legal experience in nearly all practice areas.

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BRETT BUNNEL

Outsourced Securites Counsel

• Lead counsel on standard to complex corporate and cross-border transactions, including $10m to $100m security token offerings, mergers and acquisition deals, technology transactions (SaaS), and ancillary transactions.
• Negotiate, structure, and draft deal documentation; lead due diligence for buyer and seller-side transactions; and create and structure anti-money laundering (AML) & know your customer (KYC) compliance policies
• Advise startups, tech and emerging companies, from early stage to publicly-traded companies, on a broad range of corporate and matters, including formations, securities, business deals, corporate restructuring, and corporate clean-up.

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COOPER RAMSEY

Outsourced Capital markets team

  1. Prior to joining TrueRate Services LLC, Cooper was an originations analyst on the top producing originations team at Greystone. At Greystone, Cooper focused on the sizing, underwriting, and package submission of over $7B of HUD, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac multifamily loans. 

  2. Cooper is a graduate of Colgate University with a BA in Economics and Philosophy.

  3. Prior to joining TrueRate Services LLC, Peter was an underwriting analyst at Dwight Capital, one of the top FHA Lenders. At Dwight Capital, Peter lead the underwriting process from engagement to closing across the suite of multifamily HUD financing products. 

  4. Peter is a graduate of Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics.